About the Book
Book: Texas Target Standoff
Author: Virginia Vaughan
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Release date: March 1, 2021
A sniper lurks closer…
and only a navy SEAL can save her.
When psychologist Shelby Warren suddenly becomes a sniper’s target, navy SEAL Paul Avery springs into action to protect her. He needs her evaluation to get back to his team…and rescuing her might finally give him the redemption he’s been searching for. But when danger follows them to his family’s Texas ranch, keeping Shelby safe could be his most difficult assignment yet.
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Guest Review from Mindy Houng
Virginia Vaughan’s Cowboy Lawmen series keeps getting better and better! This is the third book in the series but can completely work as a stand-alone. I loved getting to know Miles and Lawson in the previous books and equally loved Paul in this book. Paul is a dependable and loyal navy SEAL who needs to pass his psychology evaluation to return to active duty. His protectiveness and sense of justice make him quite the hero. Shelby is the psychologist who is to complete his evaluation but her life derails when she’s targeted by someone attempting to kill her. Both have regrets and losses, hold tightly to what they believe is the right thing to do and have a hard time letting go of control. But when Paul becomes involved in keeping Shelby safe, they need to learn that the One who is fully in control always has something more and better in store for them. The plot has twists and turns, non-stop action and suspense, narrow escapes, and a seemingly invisible villain that will have you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. The story line is well-crafted and the characters are lovable. The author addresses PTSD with respect and heart for those who suffer from it.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series about their little sister Kellyanne. I received the book via Celebrate Lit Tours and was under no obligation to post a positive comment. All opinions are solely my own.
About the Author
Bestselling author Virginia Vaughan writes inspirational romantic suspense. Blessed to come from a large, southern family, her fondest memories include listening to stories recounted by family and friends around the large dinner table. She was a lover of books even from a young age, devouring gothic romance novels and stories of romance, danger, and love. She soon started writing them herself. A former investigator for the State of Mississippi, Virginia utilizes her criminal justice background with her love or writing to transform words into powerful stories of romance and danger.
More from Virginia
As writers, we discover many new and interesting things while researching a story. For TEXAS TARGET STANDOFF, I decided I wanted the hero to have a dog so I started looking at different photographs of dogs online until I found the one image I wanted to use—a sweet little border collie I named Bullet. He helps my navy SEAL hero find comfort and friendship while he’s recovering from injuries at his family’s ranch. But looking at dog photos on the internet did more than help my character grow, it also inspired me to adopt a dog of my own.
My home had been pet-free for many years since my beloved dog Miss Duchess died from cancer five years ago and, although the ten-year-old nephew I’m raising had been asking for a dog for about a year, I hadn’t reached the point of pulling the trigger and bringing another one home. Only the research I did for this book reopened that desire inside of me for canine companionship. In September of 2020, my son and I searched the shelters in search of a family dog and, when I spotted this adorable border collie mix, I knew we had to bring her home. We named her Ivy and, since joining our family, this sweet girl has brought us lots of love and laughter, plus a new adventure—dog training. I’ve never trained a dog in my life and little Ivy is a stubborn one. I’ve scoured YouTube for videos, taken classes, and worked daily on the simplest of commands like sit, wait, lie down. Slowly, we are making progress although barking, jumping, and walking on a leash are still some areas where we’re struggling.
I’d love to hear about your pets or your best training tips! To learn more about my family, including my training journey with Ivy, follow me on Facebook or subscribe to my newsletter at the links below. And look out for the next book—little sister Kellyanne’s story—in my Cowboy Lawmen series coming June 29, 2021.
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To celebrate her tour, Virginia is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of Texas Target Standoff!!
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